Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, constitutional lawyer, commentator, author of three New York Times best-selling books on politics and law, and a staff writer and editor at First Look media. His fifth and latest book is, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, about the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Snowden documents around the world. Prior to his collaboration with Pierre Omidyar, Glenn’s column was featured at Guardian US and Salon.  His previous books include: With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the PowerfulGreat American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican PoliticsA Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency, and How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok. He is the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism, a George Polk Award, and was on The Guardian team that won the Pulitzer Prize for public interest journalism in 2014.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:45pm
The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria
CBS News, August 18, 2011 : President Barack Obama officially demanded that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign for the sake of his own people, saying he was no longer fit to lead after “imprisoning, torturing, and slaughtering his own people” during a crackdown on pro-reform protesters. New York...
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:45am
The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson
The intensive militarization of America’s police forces is a serious menace about which a small number of people have been loudly warning for years, with little attention or traction. In a 2007 paper on “the blurring distinctions between the police and military institutions and between war and law...
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Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 9:00am
U.S. “Humanitarian” Bombing of Iraq: A Redundant Presidential Ritual
Associated Press, December 1, 1990 : New York Times , January 17, 1991 : CNN, December 16, 1998 : New York Times , December 17, 1998 : CNN, March 1, 2003 : Time , John Dickerson, January 28, 2003 : CBS, March 22, 2003 : The Daily Beast , July 24, 2014 : New York Times , this morning : International...
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 3:15pm
Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza
As I’ve written many times before , “terrorism” is, and from the start was designed to be , almost entirely devoid of discernible meaning. It’s a fear-mongering slogan, lacking any consistent application, intended to end rational debate and justify virtually any conduct by those who apply the term...
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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:45pm
Netanyahu’s “Telegenically Dead” Comment Is Grotesque But Not Original
Benjamin Netanyahu, yesterday, on CNN, addressing worldwide sympathy for the civilian victims of Israeli violence in Gaza : They want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can. They use telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause. They want the more dead, the better. Joseph Goebbels,...
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Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:45pm
NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children
(updated below [Fri]) Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed Wednesday’s killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and innovative coverage of the conflict, has been told by NBC executives to leave...
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Individuals and organizations like Witness Against Torture and the Center for Constitutional Rights have never wavered in their demand that Obama close the offshore prison in Guantanamo and put an end to the practice of indefinite detention. (Image: CCR) Views
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:45am
What Excuse Remains for Obama’s Failure to Close GITMO?
The excuse-making on behalf of President Obama has always found its most extreme form when it came time to explain why he failed to fulfill his oft-stated 2008 election promise to close Guantanamo. As I’ve documented many times , even the promise itself was misleading, as it became quickly apparent...
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Michael Kinsley reviewed Greenwald's new book, No Place to Hide, for the New York Times Book Review. Views
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 11:30am
On the 'Criminalization of Journalism': A Response to Michael Kinsley (and the NYT)
In 2006, Charlie Savage won the Pulitzer Prize for his series of articles in The Boston Globe exposing the Bush administration’s use of “signing statements” as a means of ignoring the law. In response to those revelations, Michael Kinsley–who has been kicking around Washington journalism for...
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:30am
The Snowden Saga Begins: “I Have Been to the Darkest Corners of Government, and What They Fear Is Light”
[ This essay is a shortened and adapted version of Chapter 1 of Glenn Greenwald’s new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Security State , and appears at TomDispatch.com with the kind permission of Metropolitan Books. ] On December 1, 2012, I received my first...
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Edward Snowden, as the world first saw him in June 2013. (Photograph: AFP/Getty Images) News
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 9:15am
Glenn Greenwald: The Explosive Day We Revealed Edward Snowden's Identity to the World
In the hours after his name became known, the entire world was searching for the NSA whistleblower, and it became vital that his whereabouts in Hong Kong remained secret. In an extract from his new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State , Greenwald recalls...
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